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Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7128

Benjamin, Foster Hendrickson

Foster Hendrickson Benjamin Papers, circa 1927-1933

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Benjamin, Foster Hendrickson
Title: Foster Hendrickson Benjamin Papers
Dates: circa 1927-1933
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7128
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers consist of a small quantity of records dealing with the various fruit fly studies and a larger number of taxonomic papers prepared by Benjamin. Some are incomplete, some were finished and in press, and others were approved for publication.

Historical Note

Foster Hendrickson Benjamin (1895-1936), lepidopterist, was introduced to entomology by George P. Engelhardt and Jacob Doll. Following his graduation from Cornell in 1921, Benjamin worked for the Mississippi State Plant Board. In 1922, he became Curator of the William Barnes Museum at Decatur, Illinois, and in 1927 joined the United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Entomology. There he assisted in the investigations of the Mexican (Texas, 1927) and Mediterranean (Florida, 1929) fruit flies. In 1931 Benjamin transferred to the taxonomic staff of the Bureau of Entomology located in the United States National Museum, where he remained until his death.

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Introduction

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers consist of a small quantity of records dealing with the various fruit fly studies and a larger number of taxonomic papers prepared by Benjamin. Some are incomplete, some were finished and in press, and others were approved for publication.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7128, Foster Hendrickson Benjamin Papers

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Container List

Series 1

Fruit Fly Investigation Records.

Box 1

Folder 1 Records, mostly copies, listing equipment sent to various stations involved in Mexican and Mediterranean fruit fly investigations

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Series 2

Manuscripts on Taxonomy.

Box 1

Folder 2 Uncompleted argotid manuscript

Box 1 of 1

Folder 3 Manuscripts in preparation

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Folder 4 "Lepidoptera of Mississippi"

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Folder 5 Manuscripts not in press

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Folder 6 Manuscripts approved

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Folder 7 Manuscripts in press or published

Box 1 of 1